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2011 President's Cup (the Final Four)
April 1-3, Herndon, VA.

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The UTB Chess Program competed in the 2011 President’s Cup, the “Final Four of College Chess” on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Herndon, Va.

Representing UTB were:

  • #1 Board: GM Timur Gareyev, USCF Rating 2696
  • #3 Board: GM Mauricio Flores, USCF 2632 
  • #2 Board: GM Axel Bachmann, USCF 2614
  • #4 Board: IM Max Cornejo, USCF 2506

In the first round on Saturday, April 2, Texas Tech University defeated UTB 2.5 to 1.5. UTB came back to defeat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2.5 to 1.5 in the day’s second round.

On Sunday, April 3, UTB drew their third round match with The University of Texas at Dallas 2-2.

Texas Tech defeated UMBC 2.5 to 1.5 in the third round.

With the victory, Texas Tech won its first President’s Cup. Texas Tech finished the tournament with 7 points. UT-Dallas had 6.5 points and finished second. UTB had 6 points and finished third. UMBC placed fourth with 4.5 points.

Look back at tournament coverage in The Brownsville Herald:

April 3: UTB Finishes Third in Final Four of Collegiate Chess
April 2: In Second Round of Chess, UTB Wins
April 2: UTB Players Lose in Opening Round but Still Alive
April 1: Chess Player Juggles Classes, Practice

March 31: UTB Chess Players Depart for Tourney

March 27: UTB Heading to Final Four of College Chess

Chess Program
Student Union 2.28
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Brownsville, Texas 78520
Office: 956-882-5761
Fax: 956-882-5763

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The Final Four Program

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First round:
10 a.m. Saturday:
UTB v. Texas Tech
UT-Dallas v. UMBC

Second round:
5 p.m. Saturday:
UT-Dallas v. Texas Tech

Third round:
9 a.m. Sunday:
Texas Tech v. UMBC
UTB v. UT-Dallas

Trophy presentation will take place 15 minutes after the third round is completed.

**Note: Pairings were not done by seedings, but rather by drawing numbers.

Texas Tech drew number one
UMBC drew number two
UT-Dallas drew number three
UTB drew number four

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